Most of Saturday was spent in Bethlehem, PA. That Sands casino they built there sure is a fun place for us! The dh and I went for the day to get away and forget about the snow! He was winning some good dollars... then he'd share them with me... and I would lose those dollars for him! That's team work at its finest, right? LOL! ;-) In the Sands are quite a few awesome places to have a meal... we dined at the Carnegie Deli this time. Pastrami reuben with a potato pancake! Oh heaven!
Sunday we enjoyed some company at our home for a couple of hours. The dh had the opportunity to discuss radios with his friend. And, I enjoyed some crafting talk with his wife. Cross stitch, knitting, embroidery... and she wants to learn rug hooking! *smile* Sure, I'll help another person acquire an addiction to wool! *wink*
I did manage to get a couple of projects finished and thought I'd share the pics this evening. The first is the Olde Pewter Letters pattern from Primitive Betty's. I finally mustered up the courage to cut around my finished stitching and sew the strips of material to it to make a pillow! That's what takes me so long to finish items into something... FEAR of cutting wrong and ruining what took me about a month to stitch... but, this one managed to take the form of a pillow without any major mishaps... so, here's the front...
And here's the back...
Finished size is approximately 8 inches square. Thought I'd add some decorative prim hand stitching on the back to mimic all those cross stitches in the front sampler area. And, you can't have something totally finished unless it has a button, right? LOL!
These fabric covered boxes were a first try for me. A little on the bumpy side... but with some practice, I just might get a little better... I moved them to the dining room table to get a picture. But, I have them displayed on top of a hutch... they look good there as they are a distance away from the eyes, and slightly in the dark! LOL!
That's about it for today! I do have a couple of other projects that I will be finishing tomorrow. So, check back for more!
Have a great evening!